The mission of the YMCA Rowing Crew is to promote the sport of rowing in all its forms including competitive, recreation, and wellness, under the highest standards to all who are interested in a safe, healthy, and fun activity. Steeped in tradition, our Rowing Crew plays host the Head of the Rock Regatta every October. This decades-old event draws more than 2,000 rowers from across the country and more than 5,000 spectators to the banks of the Rock River.
Looking to improve strength, flexibility, and toughness during the summer? Then we are looking for you! Rowing is an ideal cross-training sport that improves strength, endurance, and flexibility with little risk of injury. The YMCA Rockford Rowing Crew offers both Masters and High School aged classes to all who are interested in learning to row.